Merlin to meet Game of Thrones in new movie

A writer from hit HBO drama Game of Thrones is set to pen a Warner Bros film based on the Merlin myths


Can you imagine if Merlin met Game of Thrones? Just think of all the magic, sword fights and dragons…


Well, you might not have to imagine for much longer. Game of Thrones writer Dave Hill is leaving the world of Westeros behind and turning his hand to the magical and mythical realm of Arthurian legend.

Alongside Hanna screenwriter David Farr, Hill will pen a script for Warner Bros film focusing on the stories surrounding the mysterious wizard Merlin – and the movie is a “top priority”, according to Variety.

With Game of Thrones’ medieval feel and magical characters it’s easy to see why Warner Bros would want one of the writers on board. Whether the movie will contain as much violence or sex as the HBO series – or be more along the lines of the youngster-friendly BBC1 teatime drama Merlin – remains to be seen.

And when it comes to plot details or potential cast, we’re still waiting to hear, too. I wonder what Colin Morgan is up to these days…